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Animals That Amaze

What do animals have to do with technology, entertainment, design and the world of ideas? More than you might think.

Oceanographer David Gallo presents a stunning video menagerie of sea creatures that glow, spew ink, shape-shift -- and exhibit romantic duplicity. Scientist Robert Full's rousing talk explores what we might learn about locomotion -- speed, versatility, flexibility -- through the study of animal movement. Susan Savage-Rumbaugh introduces astonishing bonobo apes that start fires, write and play Pac Man. Science author Janine Benyus, meanwhile, sees "solutions in seashells": ingenious adaptations in nature that solve intractable human problems.

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Play_iconLaurel Braitman: Depressed dogs, cats with OCD — what animal madness means for us humans

Laurel Braitman: Depressed dogs, cats with OCD — what animal madness means for us humans

19:29 Posted: Aug 2014

Views: 507,591 | Comments: 124

Play_iconBilly Collins: Two poems about what dogs think (probably)

Billy Collins: Two poems about what dogs think (probably)

04:02 Posted: Jun 2014

Views: 882,391 | Comments: 56

Play_iconDeborah Gordon: What ants teach us about the brain, cancer and the Internet

Deborah Gordon: What ants teach us about the brain, cancer and the Internet

14:09 Posted: May 2014

Views: 1,033,114 | Comments: 44

Play_iconEd Yong: Suicidal crickets, zombie roaches and other parasite tales

Ed Yong: Suicidal crickets, zombie roaches and other parasite tales

13:14 Posted: Mar 2014

Views: 924,043 | Comments: 151

Play_iconCarin Bondar: The birds and the bees are just the beginning

Carin Bondar: The birds and the bees are just the beginning

09:47 Posted: Mar 2014

Views: 1,568,269 | Comments: 73

Play_iconNicolas Perony: Puppies! Now that I’ve got your attention, complexity theory

Nicolas Perony: Puppies! Now that I’ve got your attention, complexity theory

13:45 Posted: Jan 2014

Views: 748,717 | Comments: 42

Play_iconMarla Spivak: Why bees are disappearing

Marla Spivak: Why bees are disappearing

15:57 Posted: Sep 2013

Views: 1,704,436 | Comments: 203

Play_iconGeorge Monbiot: For more wonder, rewild the world

George Monbiot: For more wonder, rewild the world

15:10 Posted: Sep 2013

Views: 672,036 | Comments: 157

Play_iconBernie Krause: The voice of the natural world

Bernie Krause: The voice of the natural world

14:48 Posted: Jul 2013

Views: 816,819 | Comments: 176

Play_iconThe interspecies internet? An idea in progress

The interspecies internet? An idea in progress

20:01 Posted: Jul 2013

Views: 625,885 | Comments: 130

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